TRAPGET is a harmful piece of Windows malware categorized as a Ransomware file-encrypting virus. TRAPGET will target most of your files and encryption-lock them in order to force you to pay a big sum of money in exchange for their release.


The TRAPGET Ransomware instructions note

If this Ransomware has taken all of your important data hostage and is currently demanding payment from your side in exchange for the liberation of your data, the first thing you must do is not what the hackers tell you. Those people are obviously dishonest criminals and their sole goal is to get you to pay them. They have locked your files with their advanced Ransomware virus and how they are blackmailing you for a ransom payment. However, what many users tend to forget about is that they cannot trust any of the promises that the cybercriminals behind threats like TRAPGET, Egregor, .Kolz have made. They may claim that they will send you a decryption key that will allow you to re-open your files, but what guarantee is there that that’s what’s going to happen once the payment is complete. Also, what guarantee is there that the key they send you will get the job done? The obvious answer is “None”.

The TRAPGET virus

The TRAPGET virus is an advanced Ransomware threat that will make it impossible for anyone to access the files stored on the computers it infects. The TRAPGET virus will then give its victims the option to “purchase” a key that will release their files.


The TRAPGET Virus encrypted files

If this Ransomware has hit your computer but you don’t store in it any valuable files that you can’t afford to lose or if you have backups of your most important data, then the problem isn’t actually all that serious. The problem with Ransomware isn’t that they are impossible to remove, it is that their decryption is almost impenetrable. However, if none of the locked files are all that important to you or if you have extensive backups of your valuable files, then you could simply remove the virus and the problem would be gone. Our instructions in the guide below and the removal tool that has been linked there will aid you with the removal process.

The TRAPGET file encryption

The TRAPGET file encryption is a secret process that this virus starts after it infects the system and through which it seals all targeted data. The TRAPGET file encryption will only go away if you have the private key that corresponds to it. 

In case, however, that the virus has encrypted some highly important files and you don’t have them backed up, there are still things you can try that do not involve paying a ransom. Take a look at the second part of our guide where you will learn how you can use shadow copies or specialized Ransomware decryptors to potentially bring back some of your data. Those suggestions may not always work by it it is certainly much better to try them first before resorting to the ransom payment.


Type Ransomware
Detection Tool

Remove TRAPGET Ransomware

You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.


About the author


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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